Thursday, September 30, 2010

HA Pairing Up Challenge-Day 4

I'm having so much fun with these challenges. I hope you enjoy seeing what Judy and I create! Thank you ao much for the sweet comments. I read each and every one and it makes me smile.

For today, we decided to use THIS gorgeous Hero Arts Butterfly stamp...
and Distress Inks. I decided to make a set of cards. Here they are....

(if you want to see this picture larger, click HERE)

To create these cards, I stamped four butterflies in black onto white cardstock. I colored them by adding distress ink to each one (barn door, wild honey, shabby shutters, and chipped sapphire) and then sprayed them heavily with pearlized water. Here's the shine close up...

I cut them out after they dried and to finish them off, I stamped THIS background stamp (my new favorite) in tone on tone color for each card. Then I added a greeting and some black string for the butterfly's antenna.

Check out Judy's awesome creation HERE.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow to wrap up the HA pairing up challenge...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HA Pairing Up Challenge-Day 3

Today, Judy and I decided to use THIS great Hero Arts background stripe stamp...
Our theme for today is Christmas. Immediately when I saw the stripes, I thought of a candy cane. Here is what I came up with...
It's hard to tell in the picture, but I added some glossy accents to the candy cane to give it some shine. I'm addicted to that stuff! LOL ...Take a look at what Judy created with the challenge HERE.

Well, I must go. Something is calling my name. I just picked up a copy of this today...

and a Starbucks Hot Chocolate. I'm off to enjoy. Heavenly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HA Pairing Up Challenge-Day 2

Back today with another card from the Hero Arts Pairing Up Challenge. Judy and I decided to work with THIS stamp set because we both love it so much...and the theme we chose is near and dear to my heart. We decided to make cards for the CARDS FOR KIDS CARD DRIVE. Here is what I came up with...
I was inspired by paper dolls so I decided to turn this into an activity for the child. You know I love to make things interactive! :) I made the dress removable with some velcro...
(By the way, that shine you see in her hair was added with a gel pen, just for fun!)

and the inside of the card has three dresses ready for the child to color, remove (they also have velcro on the back of them), and place on the girl on the front of the card...
Love the idea of this activity possibly keeping a child's mind off being in a hospital and being sick, even for a few minutes. Makes me smile.

As always, don't forget to see Judy's take on the challenge HERE.

Okay, I'll see you tomorrow with yet another card and challenge.

Monday, September 27, 2010

HA Pairing Up Challenge-Day 1

Hello! Back from my scrap trip and had a great time! This week I'm going to share cards that I made for the Hero Arts Pairing Up Challenge. I was paired up with super talented and sweet Judy Marino and we decided to work with a Hero Arts stamp set and theme for each day.

So, today we decided to work with THIS Hero Arts stamp set...

and the theme was using Cuttlebug embossing folders. I decided to use a whole bunch of embossing folders on some die-cut butterflies. Then I inked them with different distress inks and sprayed them heavily with pearlized water. Here is how it turned out...
Make sure you go check out Judy's card HERE.

Oh! And before I forget, the winner of the RAK from THIS post is...STEPHANIE RODEMAN...Email me your address and I'll get your goodies out to you. :)

Be back tomorrow with another card and challenge....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A break and a RAK...

Happy Hump Day! I am leaving tomorrow on a scrap trip and will not be back to blogging until Monday. (Stay tuned because next week will have some fun things going on here.) But since I'm going to be away for a few days, I'd thought a RAK was in order. Wanna win this?...

Some goodies from Basic Grey's Ambrosia line...6x6 paper pad, 4 sheets of chipboard shapes, and a pack of rub-ons. Just leave a comment with your name and where you're from by Sunday night (midnight) and I'll pick a winner Monday morning.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Music Monday-Vol. 2

Hi! It's been a week already! Where does the time go?

Well if you're new around here, I post 5 songs on Mondays that I'm into or just downloaded. This is just for fun and I understand that we all have different tastes. Just like to share in case something catches your ear. Enjoy...

1. I never told you by Colbie Caillat:

2. (speaking of Colbie) Jason Mraz and Colbie-Lucky...can't seem to get the video HERE to see the video

3. Can't stop dancing to Bruno Mars' song, Just the Way You Are

4. I did a scrapbook page with the lyrics to this song for it! Dream Big by Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand HERE to see the video

5. American Honey by Lady A is one of my favorites. Love their style. You can listen HERE.

Off to pack for a scrapbook trip I'm going on this weekend with Carla. Love making friends from this hobby. I'm so blessed.

Be back soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Music Monday

Happy Monday! Thought I'd start something new here on the blog...Music Mondays. Every Monday (or almost every Monday), I plan on listing five songs that I am into right now. They may be old or they may be brand new. They may be country, rap, rock, or anything in between because I like ALL different types of music. This is just my personal taste at the moment and thought I'd start sharing here because I love discovering or rediscovering songs that others are listening to. So here we go....

1. The Only Exception by Paramore

They are one of my FAVORITE bands. Love THIS and THIS and THIS too.

2. Gravity by Sara Bareilles

This is a song I play over and over on my i-pod. I first heard it on So You Think You Can Dance and LOVED it. Some other favorites from her are HERE HERE and HERE.

3. The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert

Love the story to this song. Her voice is so pure. Loving THIS and THIS from her too.

4. Glitter in the Air by Pink

THIS and THIS rocks from her too.

5. Angel by Sara McLachlen

This song always brings me comfort. :)

What music are you listening to right now?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Transforming Stamps

Hello! Back today with a card that features a technique that I love doing...transforming stamps. I took a house from THIS set and made it into a Haunted House for this Halloween card...
A closer look...
I cut jagged holes in the windows to appear as their broken. I also "boarded up" the one window with strips of kraft paper inked with walnut stain distress ink. I added a spider web in the top window and blacked out the door so there is no door knob to make it look abandoned. I finished it off with some glossy accents on the windows. Another favorite technique of mine is to ink up THIS cloud stamp in black on kraft paper...makes it spooky!

I hope this inspired you to look at your stamps in a new light! :)

Have a great weekend. Hugs!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Critters in the Sea Card Set

Hello! I was so thrilled when I received THIS stamp set in the mail. I won it from Lawn Fawn's Blog Hop that I participated in HERE. Here is the mini set I made...

I also received THIS in the mail...
It's quickly becoming my new favorite background stamp. It is featured in Hero Arts Winter Catalog (snow falling) but I used it for this set because it reminds me of water....

I put shine on all the animals using glossy accents...getting addicted to that stuff! LOL

You must go check out Lawn Fawn stamps HERE. Such high quality stamps. I know I'll be ordering some soon.

Off to finish up dinner. Thanks for stopping by!